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Wireshark is one of the world's foremost network protocol analyzers, and is the standard in many parts of the industry. It is the continuation of a project that started in 1998. Hundreds of developers around the world have contributed to it, and it it still under active development.

Wireshark has a rich feature set which includes the following:

  • Standard three-pane packet browser
  • Multi-platform: Runs on Windows, Linux, OS X, Solaris, FreeBSD, NetBSD, and many others
  • Multi-interface: Along with a standard GUI, Wireshark includes TShark, a text-mode analyzer which is useful for remote

What's New

Version 2.2.1:
  • The Windows installers now ship with Qt 5.6. Previously they shipped with Qt 5.3.
Vulnerabilities That Have Been Fixed:
  • wnpa-sec-2016-56 - The Bluetooth L2CAP dissector could crash. (Bug 12825)
  • wnpa-sec-2016-57 - The NCP dissector could crash. (Bug 12945)
Bug Fixes:
  • Flow Graph colored data arrows. (Bug


  • OS X 10.6 or later
  • X11 or XQuartz

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Current Version (2.x)


Downloads 144,633
Version Downloads 1,931
License Free
Date 24 Oct 2016
Platform Intel 64 / OS X
Price Free
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